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MARK J HILSENROTH

PROFESSOR

I A P S, DERNER INSTITUTE

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Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D., University of Tennessee (1996)
Clinical Internship, The Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School (1995)

Recent Courses

Doctoral Thesis Supervision I
Doctoral Thesis Supervision III
Psychological Research III
S/T: Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy

Personal Statement

I love being able to integrate the different activities that I enjoy so much, such as teaching, the one-to-one mentoring of psychotherapy supervision and research, as well as my own clinical work. Each one of these activities serves to stimulate and enrich the others. My teaching and research interests are primarily focused on applied clinical issues such as psychological assessment and psychotherapy. Concerning my work with M.A. and Ph.D students at Adelphi, I believe a training model that integrates research with practice is very effective in getting students involved and passionate about clinical psychology. I believe the same integration of practice and research is vital in teaching undergraduate courses as well. Most topics in psychology are best learned from a hands-on approach, learning through doing. In the undergraduate psychology classes I teach this means asking students to keep dream diaries, rating various stressors in their lives, behaviorally tracking bad habits they’d like to quit (i.e. biting fingernails, snacking, drinking coffee, playing videogames, etc) and even developing their own scales of personality to better understand the various issues involved in the principles of psychological testing.

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Psychological Assessment, Psychotherapy, Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Research in Clinical Psychology, Theories of Personality, Object Relations Theory, and Abnormal/Psychopathology.

Research Interests

Psychodynamically informed personality assessment
Therapeutic Model of Assessment
The impact of patient personality characteristics on treatment
Training & Supervision
Measuring adherence/competence of psychotherapy techniques
Therapeutic alliance
Psychotherapy process and treatment outcomes

Books

Hilsenroth, M., & Segal, D. (Eds.) (2004). Personality Assessment. Volume 2 in M. Hersen (Editor-in-Chief) Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Handler, L., & Hilsenroth, M. (Eds.) (1998). Teaching and Learning Personality Assessment. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum.


Book Chapters

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DeFife, J., Hilsenroth, M., & Kuutmann, K. (in press) (2014). Beyond Transference: Fostering Growth through Therapeutic Immediacy. In Luyten, P., Mayes, L. C., Fonagy, P., Target, M., Blatt, S. J. (Eds.). Handbook of Contemporary Psychodynamic Approaches to Psychopathology. New York, NY: Guilford Press..

Diener, M. J., Hilsenroth, M. J., Weinberger, J., & Monroe, J. M. (2013). A primer on meta-analysis of correlation coefficients: The relation between patient-reported therapeutic alliance and adult attachment style as an illustration. In W. Lutz, & S. Knox (Eds.). Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Psychotherapy Research. (pp. 235-246). New York, NY: Taylor and Francis.

Hilsenroth, M.J., Cromer, T., & Ackerman, S. (2012). How to Make Practical Use of Therapeutic Alliance Research in Your Clinical Work. In Levy, R. A., Ablon, J. S., & Kaechele, H. (Eds.). Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Research: Evidence-Based Practice and Practice-Based Evidence. (pp. 361-380.). NY, NY: Springer Press.

Slavin-Mulford, J., & Hilsenroth, M. (2012). Evidence-based psychodynamic treatments for anxiety disorders: A review. In Levy, R. A., Ablon, J. S., & Kaechele, H. (Eds.). Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Research: Evidence-Based Practice and Practice-Based Evidence. (pp. 117-137.). New York, NY: Springer Press.

Diener, M.J., Hilsenroth, M.J., Cromer, T.D., Pesale, F., & Slavin-Mulford, J. (2012). Therapeutic Assessment of Depression: Love’s labors lost? In S.E. Finn, C.T. Fischer, & L. Handler (Eds.). Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment: A casebook and guide. (pp. 47-67.). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc..

Diener, M., & Hilsenroth, M. (2009). Affect-Focused Techniques in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. In Levy, R., & Ablon, S. (Eds.). Evidence-Based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. (pp. 227-248). Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.

Blais, M., & Hilsenroth, M. (2007). Methodcentric Reasoning and the Empirically Supported Treatment Debates. In Hofmann, S., & Weinberger, J. (Eds.). The Art and Science of Psychotherapy. (pp. 31-48). Boca Raton, FL: Routledge.

Handler, L., & Hilsenroth, M. (2005). Rorschach Assessment of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. In Huprich, S. (Eds.). Rorschach Assessment of the Personality Disorders. (pp. 223-262). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum.

Hilsenroth, M. (2004). Projective Assessment of Personality and Psychopathology: An Overview. In Hilsenroth, M., & Segal, D. (Eds.). Personality Assessment, Volume 2, Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment. (pp. 283-296). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Hilsenroth, M. (2002). Adelphi University: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Process and Outcome Research Team. In Fonagy, P., Clarkin, J., Gerber, A., Kachele, H., Krause, R., Jones, E., Perron, R., & Allison, E. (Eds.). An Open Door Review of Outcome Studies in Psychoanalysis. Second Edition. (pp. 241-247). London, United Kingdom: International Psychoanalytical Association..

Hilsenroth, M. (2000). Rorschach Test. In A.E. Kazdin (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Psychology. (pp. 117-119). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Hilsenroth, M. J., & Handler, L. (1999). Use of the Hand Test in the differential diagnosis of psychiatric inpatients. In G. Young, & E. E. Wagner (Eds.). The Hand Test: Advances in Application and Research. (pp. 85-101). Melbourne, FL: Krieger.

Hilsenroth, M. J., & Fowler, C. (1999). The Hand Test and Borderline Personality Disorder. In G. R. Young, & E. E. Wagner (Eds.). The Hand Test: Advances in Application and Research. (pp. 59-83). Melbourne, FL: Krieger.

Hilsenroth, M. J. (1998). Using metaphor to understand projective test data: A training Heuristic. In L. Handler, & M. Hilsenroth (Eds.). Teaching and Learning Personality Assessment. (pp. 391-412). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Handler, L., Fowler, C., & Hilsenroth, M. (1998). The use of a group classroom experience to learn the process of personality assessment. In L. Handler, & M. Hilsenroth (Eds.). Teaching and Learning Personality Assessment. (pp. 431-452). NJ, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Hilsenroth, M.J. (1997). A fall from grace. In J. Meloy, M. Acklin, C. Gacono, J. Murray, & C. Peterson (Eds.). Contemporary Rorschach Interpretation. (pp. 65-87). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.


Refereed Articles

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Sanders, A., Hilsenroth, M., & Fowler, J.C. (2014), Object Representation Quality, Therapeutic Alliance, and Psychotherapy Process. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 78, 197-225.

Pitman, S., Slavin-Mulford, J., & Hilsenroth, M. (2014), Psychodynamic Techniques Related to Outcome for Anxiety Disorder Patients At Different Points in Treatment. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 202, 391-396.

Gold, S., Hilsenroth, M., Kuutmann, K., & Owen, J. (in press). (2014), Therapeutic Alliance in the Personal Therapy of Graduate Clinicians: Relationship to the Alliance and Outcomes of Their Patients. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy.

Owen, J. & Hilsenroth, M. (2014), Treatment Adherence: The Importance of Therapist Flexibility in Relation to Therapy Outcomes. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61, 280-288.

Caligor, E., Hilsenroth, M., Rutherford, B., & Roose, S. (in press) (2014), Developing a Protocol Design for an Outcome Study of Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Inquiry.

Joseph, D., Hilsenroth, M., & Diener, M. (in press) (2014), Patient Participation in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Contributions of Alliance and Therapist Technique. American Journal of Psychotherapy.

Capps, K., Fiori, K., Mullin, A., & Hilsenroth, M. (in press) (2014), Patient crying in psychotherapy: Who cries, and why? Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy.

Smith, S., Hilsenroth, M., Fiori, K., & Bornstein, R. (2014), Relationship Between SWAP-200 Patient Personality Characteristics and Patient-Rated Alliance Early in Treatment. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 202, 372-378.

Kivlighan, D., Marmarosh, C., & Hilsenroth, M. (2014), Client and Therapist Therapeutic Alliance, Session Evaluation and Client Reliable Change: A Moderated Actor Partner Interdependence Model. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61, 15-23.

Zodan, J., Hilsenroth, M., Charnas, J., Goldman, R., & Bornstein, R. (2014), Rorschach Assessment of Childhood Sexual Abuse Severity, Borderline Pathology and their Interaction: An Examination of Criterion Validity. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 6, 318-327.

Mullin, A., & Hilsenroth, M. (2014), The Relationship Between Patient Pre-Treatment Object Relations Functioning and Psychodynamic Techniques Early in Treatment. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 21, 123-131.

Goldman, R., Hilsenroth, M., Owen, J., & Gold, J. (2013), Psychotherapy Integration and Alliance: Use of Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques within a Short-Term Psychodynamic Treatment Model. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration,, 23, 373-385.

Monroe, J., Diener, M., Fowler, J.C., Sexton, J., & Hilsenroth, M. (2013), Criterion Validity of the Rorschach Mutuality of Autonomy (MOA) Scale: A Meta-Analytic Review. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 30, 535-566.

Leichsenring, F., Abbass, A., Luyten, P., Hilsenroth, M & Rabung, S. (2013), The Emerging Evidence for Long-Term Psychodynamic Therapy. Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 41, 361-384.

Siegel, D., & Hilsenroth, M. (2013), Process and technique factors associated with patient ratings of session safety during Psychodynamic psychotherapy. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 67, 257-276.

Owen, J., Hilsenroth, M., & Rodolfa, E. (2013), Interaction among Alliance, Psychodynamic-Interpersonal and Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques in the Prediction of Post-Session Change. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 20, 513-522.

Caligor, E., Hilsenroth, M., Devlin, M., Rutherford, B., Terry, M., & Roose, S. (2012), Will patients accept randomization to psychoanalysis? A feasibility study. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 60, 337-360.

Pesale, F., Hilsenroth, M., & Owen, J. (2012), Patient Early Session Experience and Treatment Outcome. Psychotherapy Research, 22, 417-425.

Fowler, J.C., Hilsenroth, M., Groat, M., Biel, S., Biedermann, C., & Ackerman, S. (2012), Risk factor for medically serious suicide attempts: Evidence for a psychodynamic formulation of suicide crisis. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association,, 60, 555-576.

Mayotte-Blum, J., Slavin-Mulford, J., Lehmann, M., Pesale, F., Becker-Matero, N., & Hilsenroth, M. (2012), Therapeutic Immediacy Across Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: An Evidence-Based Case Study. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 27-40..

Owen, J., Quirk, K., Hilsenroth, M., & Rodolfa, E. (2012), Working Through: In-Session Processes that Promote Between Session Thoughts and Activities. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 161-167..

Kuutmann, K., & Hilsenroth, M. (2012), Exploring In-Session Focus on the Patient-Therapist Relationship: Patient Characteristics, Process and Outcome. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 19, 187-202.

Leichsenring, F., Salzer, S., Hilsenroth, M., Leibing, E., Leweke, F., & Rabung, S. (2011), Treatment integrity: An unresolved issue in psychotherapy research. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 7, 313-321.

Slavin-Mulford, J., Hilsenroth, M., Weinberger, J., & Gold, J. (2011), Therapeutic Interventions Related to Outcome in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Anxiety Disorder Patients. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 199, 214-221..

Stein, M., Siefert, C., Vala-Stewart, R., & Hilsenroth, M. (2011), Relationship between the Social Cognition and Object Relations Scale (SCORS) and Attachment Style in a Clinical Sample. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 18, 512-523..

Slavin-Mulford, J., Hilsenroth, M., Blagys, M., & Blais, M. (2011), Experiences Related to Expert Supervisors' Views of Ideal Therapuetic Practice. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 11, 97-104..

Owen, J., & Hilsenroth, M. (2011), Interaction between Alliance and Technique in Predicting Patient Outcome during Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 199, 384-389..

Lehmann, M., & Hilsenroth, M. (2011), Evaluating Psychological Insight in a Clinical Sample Using the SWAP. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 199, 354-359..

Haggerty, G., & Hilsenroth, M. (2011), The use of videotape in psychotherapy supervision. British Journal of Psychotherapy, 27, 193-210..

Diener, M., Hilsenroth, M., Shaffer, S., & Sexton, J. (2011), A Meta-Analysis of the Relationship between the Rorschach Ego Impairment Index (EII) and Psychiatric Severity. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 18, 464-485..

DeFife, J., & Hilsenroth, M. (2011), Starting Off on the Right Foot: Common Factor Elements in Early Psychotherapy Process. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 21, 172-191..

Westen, D., DeFife, J., Bradley, B., & Hilsenroth, M. (2010), Prototype Personality Diagnosis in Clinical Practice: A Viable Alternative for DSM-V and ICD-11. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41, 482-487..

Stein, M., Pesale, F., Slavin, J., & Hilsenroth, M. (2010), A Training Outline for Conducting Psychotherapy Process Ratings: An Example using Therapist Technique. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 10, 50-59..

Cromer, T. & Hilsenroth, M. (2010), Patient Personality Characteristics and Outcome in Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198, 59-66..

Charnas, J., Hilsenroth, M., Zodan, J., & Blais, M. (2010), Should I Stay or Should I Go? PAI and Rorschach Indices of Early Withdrawal From Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, 47, 484-499..

Zodan, J., Charnas, J., & Hilsenroth, M. (2009), Rorschach Assessment of Reality Testing, Affect and Object Representation of Borderline Pathology: A Comparison of Clinical Samples. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 73, 121-142.

Wright, A., Pincus, A., Conroy, D., & Hilsenroth, M. (2009), Integrating Methods to Optimize Circumplex Description and Comparison of Groups. Journal of Personality Assessment, 91, 311-322.

Stein, M., Hilsenroth, M., Pinsker-Aspen, J., & Primavera, L. (2009), Validity of DSM-IV Axis V Global Assessment of Relational Functioning Scale (GARF): A Multi-Method Assessment. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 197, 50-55..

Smith, S., Hilsenroth, M., & Bornstein, B. (2009), Convergent Validity of the SWAP-200 Dependency Scales. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 197, 613-618.

Pesale, F. & Hilsenroth, M. (2009), Patient and Therapist Perspectives on Session Depth in Relation to Technique During Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, 46, 390-396.

Haggerty, G., Hilsenroth, M., & Vala-Stewart, R. (2009), Attachment and Interpersonal Distress: Examining the Relationship Between Attachment Styles and Interpersonal Problems in a Clinical Population. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 16, 1-9.

Gold, S. & Hilsenroth, M. (2009), Effects of Graduate Clinicians’ Personal Therapy on Therapeutic Alliance. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 16, 159-171.

Diener, M.J., Hilsenroth, M.J., & Weinberger, J. (2009), A Primer on Meta-Analysis of Correlation Coefficients: The Relationship between Patient-Reported Therapeutic Alliance and Adult Attachment Style as an Illustration. Psychotherapy Research, 19, 519-526.

Baity, M., Blais, M., Hilsenroth, M., Fowler, C., & Padawer, J. (2009), Self-Mutilation, Severity of Borderline Psychopathology, and the Rorschach. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 73, 203-225.

Hilsenroth, M., & Slavin, J. (2008), Integrative Dynamic Treatment for Co-Morbid Depression and Borderline Conditions. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 18, 377-409.

DeFife, J., Hilsenroth, M., & Gold, J. (2008), Patient Ratings of Psychotherapy Session Activities and their Relation to Outcome. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 196, 538-547.

Barazani, S., Smith, S., Baity, M., & Hilsenroth, M. (2008), Rorschach Correlates of Adolescent Self Mutilation. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 72, 39-62.

Stein, M., Pinsker, J., & Hilsenroth, M. (2007), Borderline Pathology and the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI): An Evaluation of Criterion and Concurrent Validity. Journal of Personality Assessment, 88, 81-89.

Slavin, J., Stein, M., Pinsker, J., & Hilsenroth, M. (2007), Early Memories from Outpatients with and without a History of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 12, 435-451.

Pinsker, J., Stein, M., & Hilsenroth, M. (2007), The Clinical Utility of Early Memories as Predictors of Therapeutic Alliance. Psychotherapy, 44, 96-109.

Hilsenroth, M., Menaker, J., Peters, E., & Pincus, A. (2007), Assessment of Borderline Pathology Using the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems Circumplex Scales (IIP-C): A Comparison of Clinical Samples. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 14, 365-376.

Hilsenroth, M., Eudell-Simmons, E., DeFife, J., & Charnas, J. (2007), The Rorschach Perceptual and Thought Index (PTI): An Examination of Reliability, Validity, and Diagnostic Efficiency. International Journal of Testing, 7, 269-291.

Hilsenroth, M., DeFife, J., Blake, M., & Cromer, T. (2007), The Effects of Borderline Pathology on Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Depression. Psychotherapy Research, 17, 175-188.

Hilsenroth, M., & Cromer, T. (2007), Clinician Interventions Related to Alliance During the Initial Interview and Psychological Assessment. Psychotherapy, 44, 205-218.

Hilsenroth, M., Charnas, J., Zodan, J., & Streiner, D. (2007), Criterion Based Training For Rorschach Scoring. Training & Education in Professional Psychology, 1, 125-134.

Hilsenroth, M. (2007), A Programmatic Study of Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Assessment, Process, Outcome and Training. Psychotherapy Research, 17, 31-45.

Eudell-Simmons, E. & Hilsenroth, M. (2007), The Use of Dreams in Psychotherapy: An Integrative Model. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 17, 330-356.

Diener, M.J., Hilsenroth, M.J., & Weinberger, J. (2007), Therapist Affect Focus and Patient Outcomes in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Meta-Analysis. American Journal of Psychiatry, 164, 936-941.

Bradley, R., Hilsenroth, M., Guarnaccia, C., & Westen, D. (2007), Relationship Between Clinician Assessment and Self Assessment of Personality Disorders Using the SWAP-200 and PAI. Psychological Assessment, 19, 225-229.

Siefert, C., Hilsenroth, M., Weinberger, J., Blagys, M., & Ackerman, S. (2006), The Relationship of Patient Defensive Functioning and Alliance with Therapist Technique During Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 13, 20-33..

Peters, E., Hilsenroth, M., Eudell-Simmons, E., Blagys, M., & Handler, L. (2006), Reliability and Validity of the Social Cognition and Object Relations Scale in Clinical Use. Psychotherapy Research, 16, 606-614.

Hilsenroth, M., DeFife, J., Blagys, M., & Ackerman, S. (2006), Effects of Training in Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Changes in Graduate Clinician Technique. Psychotherapy Research, 16, 293-305.

Sloan, P., Arsenault, L., & Hilsenroth, M. (2005), Impact of Event Scale Prediction of DSM-IV PTSD and Physical Symptoms in Gulf War Veterans. Stress, Trauma, and Crisis: An International Journal, 8, 215-228.

Hilsenroth, M., Blagys, M., Ackerman, S., Bonge, D., & Blais, M. (2005), Measuring Psychodynamic-Interpersonal and Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques: Development of the Comparative Psychotherapy Process Scale. Psychotherapy, 42, 340-356.

Hilsenroth, M., Arsenault, L., & Sloan, P. (2005), Criterion Validity of the Hand Test in the Assessment of Combat-Related Stress and Physical Symptoms of Gulf War Veterans. Journal of Personality Assessment, 84, 156-163.

Giyaur, K., Sharf, J., & Hilsenroth, M. (2005), The Capacity for Dynamic Process Scale (CDPS) and Patient Engagement in Opiate Addiction Treatment. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 193, 833-838.

Eudell-Simmons, E., Stein, M., DeFife, J., & Hilsenroth, M. (2005), Reliability and Validity of the Social Cognition and Object Relations Scale (SCORS) in the Assessment of Dream Narratives. Journal of Personality Assessment, 85, 325-333.

Eudell-Simmons, E. & Hilsenroth, M. (2005), A Review of Empirical Research Supporting Four Conceptual Uses of Dreams in Psychotherapy. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 12, 255-269.

DeFife, J., & Hilsenroth, M. (2005), Clinician Rated Defensive Structure and the Assessment of Depression. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 193, 176-182.

Clemence, A., Hilsenroth, M., Ackerman, S., Strassle, C., & Handler, L. (2005), Facets of the Therapeutic Alliance and Perceived Progress in Psychotherapy: Relationship Between Patient and Therapist Perspectives. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 12, 443-454.

Callahan, K., Hilsenroth, M., Jonay, T., & Waehler, C. (2005), Longitudinal Stress Responses to the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks in a New York Metropolitan College Sample. Stress, Trauma, and Crisis: An International Journal, 8, 45-60.

Callahan, K., & Hilsenroth, M. (2005), Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adult Defensive Functioning. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 193, 473-479..

Ackerman, S., Hilsenroth, M., & Knowles, E. (2005), Ratings of Therapist Dynamic Activities and Alliance Early and Late in Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, 42, 225-231.

Price, J., Hilsenroth, M., Callahan, K., Petretic-Jackson, P., & Bonge, D. (2004), A Pilot Study of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 11, 378-391.

Hilsenroth, M., & Stricker, G. (2004), A Consideration of Challenges to Psychological Assessment Instruments Used in Forensic Settings: Rorschach as Exemplar. Journal of Personality Assessment, 83, 141-152.

Hilsenroth, M., Peters, E., & Ackerman, S. (2004), The Development of Therapeutic Alliance During Psychological Assessment: Patient and Therapist Perspectives Across Treatment. Journal of Personality Assessment, 83, 331-344.

Hilsenroth, M., Baity, M., Mooney, M., & Meyer, G. (2004), DSM-IV Major Depressive Episode Criteria: An Evaluation of Reliability and Validity Across Three Different Rating Methods. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 8, 3-10.

Diener, M., & Hilsenroth, M. (2004), Multi-Method Validity Assessment of the SWAP-200 Dysphoric Q-Factor. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 192, 479-486.

Callahan, K., Price, J., & Hilsenroth, M. (2004), A Review of Interpersonal-Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy Outcomes For Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 54, 491-519.

Young, J., Laux J., Waehler C., McDaniel, P., & Hilsenroth, M. (2003), Four Studies Extending the Utility of the Schwartz Outcome Scale (SOS-10). Journal of Personality Assessment, 80, 130-138.

Smith, S., Hilsenroth, M., Baity, M., & Knowles, E. (2003), Assessment of Patient and Therapist Perspectives on Process: A Revision of the Vanderbilt Psychotherapy Process Scale. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 57, 195-205.

Hilsenroth, M., Callahan, K., & Eudell, E. (2003), Further Reliability, Convergent and Discriminant Validity of Overall Defensive Functioning. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 191, 730-737.

Hilsenroth, M., Ackerman, S., Blagys, M., Baity, M., & Mooney, M. (2003), Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Depression: An Evaluation of Statistical, Clinically Significant, and Technique Specific Change. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 191, 349-357.

Blais, M, Holdwick, D., McLean, R. Otto, M., Pollack, M., & Hilsenroth, M., (2003), Exploring the Psychometric Properties and Construct Validity of the MCMI-III Anxiety and Avoidant Personality Scales. Journal of Personality Assessment, 81, 237-241.

Callahan, K., Price, J., & Hilsenroth, M. (2003), Psychological Assessment of Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse within a Naturalistic Clinical Sample. Journal of Personality Assessment, 80, 174-185.

Ackerman, S., & Hilsenroth, M. (2003), A Review of Therapist Characteristics and Techniques Positively Impacting the Therapeutic Alliance. Clinical Psychology Review, 23, 1-33.

Sloan, P., Arsenault, L., & Hilsenroth, M. (2002), Use of the Rorschach in Assessment of War-Related Stress in Military Personnel. Rorschachiana: Yearbook of the International Rorschach Society, 25, 86-122.

Meyer, G., Hilsenroth, M., Baxter, D., Exner, J., Fowler, C., Piers, C., & Resnick, J. (2002), An Examination of Interrater Reliability for Scoring the Rorschach Comprehensive System in Eight Data Sets. Journal of Personality Assessment, 78, 219-274.

Hilsenroth, M., Ackerman, S., Clemence, A., Strassle, C., & Handler, L. (2002), Effects of Structured Clinician Training on Patient and Therapist Perspectives of Alliance Early in Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, 39, 309-323.

Blagys, M., & Hilsenroth, M. (2002), Distinctive features of Short-Term Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy: An Empirical Review of the Comparative Psychotherapy Process Literature. Clinical Psychology Review, 22, 671-706.

Baity, M., & Hilsenroth, M. (2002), Rorschach Aggressive Content Variable: A Study of Criterion Validity. Journal of Personality Assessment, 78, 275-287.

Viglione, D., & Hilsenroth, M. (2001), The Rorschach: Facts, fictions, and future. Psychological Assessment, 13, 452-471.

Smith, S., & Hilsenroth, M. (2001), Discriminative Validity of the MacAndrew Alcoholism Scale with Cluster B Personality Disorders. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 57, 801-813.

Smith, S., Baity, M., Knowles, E., & Hilsenroth, M. (2001), Assessment of Disordered Thinking in Children and Adolescents: The Rorschach Perceptual and Thought Index. Journal of Personality Assessment, 77, 447-463.

Price, J., Hilsenroth, M., Petretic-Jackson, P., & Bonge, D. (2001), A Review of Individual Psychotherapy Outcomes for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Clinical Psychology Review, 21, 1095-1121.

Presley, G., Smith, C., Hilsenroth, M., & Exner, J. (2001), Rorschach Validity with African Americans. Journal of Personality Assessment, 77, 491-507.

Hilsenroth, M., Ackerman, S., & Blagys, M. (2001), Evaluating the Phase Model of Change During Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research, 11, 29-47.

Fowler, C., Piers, C., Hilsenroth, M., Holdwick, D., & Padawer, R. (2001), Assessing Risk Factors for Various Degrees of Suicidal Activity: The Rorschach Suicide Constellation (S-CON). Journal of Personality Assessment, 76, 333-351.

Fowler, C., Hilsenroth, M., & Piers, C. (2001), An Empirical Study of Seriously Disturbed Suicidal Patients. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 49, 161-186.

Blais, M., Kelley, J., Holdwick, D., & Hilsenroth, M. (2001), The Perceived Clarity and Understandability of the DSM-IV Personality Disorder Criteria Sets. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 42, 466-470.

Baumann, B., Hilsenroth, M., Ackerman, S., Baity, M., Smith, C., Smith, S., Blagys, M., Price, J., Heindselman, T., Mount, M., & Holdwick, D. (2001), The Capacity for Dynamic Process Scale (CDPS): An Examination of Reliability, Validity, and Relation to Therapeutic Alliance. Psychotherapy Research, 11, 275-294.

Blais, M., Hilsenroth, M., Castlebury, F., Fowler, C., & Baity, M. (2001), Predicting DSM-IV Cluster B Personality Disorder Criteria from MMPI-2 and Rorschach Data: A Test of Incremental Validity. Journal of Personality Assessment, 76, 150-168.

Ackerman, S., Hilsenroth, M., Clemence, A., Weatherill, R., & Fowler, C. (2001), Convergent Validity of Rorschach and TAT Scales of Object Relations. Journal of Personality Assessment, 77, 295-306.

Ackerman, S., & Hilsenroth, M. (2001), A Review of Therapist Characteristics and Techniques Negatively Impacting the Therapeutic Alliance. Psychotherapy, 38, 171-185.

Smith, S., Wingenfeld, S., Hilsenroth, M., Reddy, L., & LeBuffe, P. (2000), The Use of the Devereux Scales of Mental Disorders in the Assessment of Attetion-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Conduct Disorder. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 22, 237-255.

Hilsenroth, M., Ackerman, S., Blagys, M., Baumann, B., Baity, M., Smith, S., Price, J., Smith, C., Heindselman, T., Mount, M., & Holdwick, D. (2000), Reliability and Validity of DSM-IV Axis V. American Journal of Psychiatry, 157, 1858-1863.

Fowler, C., Hilsenroth, M., & Handler, L. (2000), Martin Mayman’s Early Memories Technique: Bridging the gap between Personality Assessment and Psychotherapy. Journal of Personality Assessment, 75, 18-32.

Fowler, C., Hilsenroth, M., & Nolan, E. (2000), Exploring the inner world of self-mutilating borderline patients: A Rorschach investigation. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 64, 365-385.

Bornstein, R., Hilsenroth, M., Padawer, J., & Fowler, C. (2000), Interpersonal Dependency and Personality Pathology: Variations in Rorschach Oral Dependency Scores across Axis II Diagnoses. Journal of Personality Assessment, 75, 478-491.

Blagys, M., & Hilsenroth, M. (2000), Distinctive features of Short-Term Psychodynamic-Interpersonal Psychotherapy: An Empirical Review of the Comparative Psychotherapy Process Literature. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 7, 167-188.

Baity, M., McDaniel, P., & Hilsenroth, M. (2000), Further Exploration of the Rorschach Aggressive Content (AgC) Variable. Journal of Personality Assessment, 74, 231-241.

Ackerman, S., Hilsenroth, M., Clemence, A., Weatherill, R., & Fowler, C. (2000), The Effects of Social Cognition and Object Representation on Psychotherapy Continuation. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 64, 386-408.

Ackerman, S., Hilsenroth, M., Baity, M., & Blagys, M. (2000), Interaction of Therapeutic Process and Alliance during Psychological Assessment. Journal of Personality Assessment, 75, 82-109.

Smith, S., Hilsenroth, M., Castlebury, F., & Durham, T. (1999), The Diagnostic Utility of the MMPI-2 Antisocial Practices Content Scale. Journal of Personality Disorders, 13, 385-393.

Fowler, C., & Hilsenroth, M. (1999), Some Reflections on Self-Mutilation. Psychoanalytic Review, 86, 719-729.

Clemence, A., Hilsenroth, M., Sivec, H., & Rasch, M. (1999), Hand Test AGG and AOS Variables: Relationship with Teacher Ratings of Aggressiveness. Journal of Personality Assessment, 73, 334-344.

Blais, M., Hilsenroth, M., Fowler, C., & Conboy, C. (1999), A Rorschach Exploration of the DSM- IV Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 55, 563-572.

Blais, M., Hilsenroth, M., & Fowler, C. (1999), Diagnostic Efficiency and Hierarchical Functioning of the DSM-IV Borderline Personality Disorder Criteria. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 187, 167-173.

Baldrachi, R., Hilsenroth, M., Arsenault, L., Sloan, P., & Walter, C. (1999), MMPI-2 Assessment of Varying Levels of Post-Traumatic Stress in Vietnam Combat Veterans. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 21, 109-116.

Baity, M., & Hilsenroth, M. (1999), Rorschach Aggression Variables: A Study of Reliability and Validity. Journal of Personality Assessment, 72, 93-110.

Ackerman, S., Clemence, A., Weatherill, R., & Hilsenroth, M. (1999), Use of the TAT in the Assessment of DSM-IV Cluster B Personality Disorders. Journal of Personality Assessment, 73, 422-448.

Walter, C., Hilsenroth, M., Arsenault, L., Sloan, P., & Harvill, L. (1998), Use of the Hand Test in the Assessment of Combat-Related Stress. Journal of Personality Assessment, 70, 315-323.

Sloan, P., Arsenault, L., Hilsenroth, M. (1998), A Longitudinal Evaluation of the Mississippi Scale for Combat Related PTSD in detecting war-related stress symptomatology. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 54, 1085-1090.

Holdwick, D., Hilsenroth, M., Blais, M., & Castlebury, F. (1998), Identifying the Unique and Common Characteristics Among the DSM-IV Antisocial, Borderline, and Narcissistic Personality Disorders. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 39, 277-286.

Hilsenroth, M., Holdwick, D., Castlebury, F., & Blais, M. (1998), The Effects of DSM-IV Cluster B Personality Disorder Symptoms on the Termination and Continuation of Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, 35, 163-176.

Hilsenroth, M., Fowler, C., & Padawer, R. (1998), The Rorschach Schizophrenia Index: An Examination of Reliability, Validity, and Diagnostic Efficiency. Journal of Personality Assessment, 70, 514-534.

Fowler, C., Hilsenroth, M., & Handler, L. (1998), Assessing Transitional Relatedness with the Early Memories Test: A Construct Validity Study. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 62, 455-474.

Clemence, A., Hilsenroth, M., Sivec, H., Rasch, M., & Waehler, C. (1998), Use of the Hand Test in the Classification of Psychiatric In-patient Adolescents. Journal of Personality Assessment, 71, 228-241.

Blais, M., Hilsenroth, M., & Fowler, C. (1998), Rorschach Assessment of DSM-IV Histrionic Traits. Journal of Personality Assessment, 70, 362-371.

Blais, M., Hilsenroth, M., & Castlebury, F. (1997b), The Content Validity of the DSM-IV Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorder Criteria Sets. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 38, 31-37.

Blais, M., Hilsenroth, M., & Castlebury, F. (1997a), Psychometric Characteristics of the Cluster B Personality Disorders Under DSM-III-R and DSM-IV. Journal of Personality Disorders, 11, 270-278.

Hilsenroth, M., Fowler, C., Padawer, J., & Handler, L. (1997), Narcissism in the Rorschach Revisited: Some Reflections on Empirical Data. Psychological Assessment, 9, 113-121.

Celenza, A., & Hilsenroth, M. (1997), Personality Characteristics of Mental Health Professionals Engaged in Sexualized Dual Relationships: A Rorschach Investigation. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 61, 90-107.

Castlebury, F., Hilsenroth, M., Handler, L., & Durham, T. (1997), Use of the MMPI-2 Personality Disorder Scales in the Assessment of DSM-IV Antisocial, Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders. Assessment, 4, 141-154.

Fowler, C., Hilsenroth, M., & Handler, L. (1996b), A Multimethod Approach to Assessing Dependency: The Early Memory Dependency Probe. Journal of Personality Assessment, 67, 399-413.

Fowler, C., Hilsenroth, M., & Handler, L. (1996a), Two methods of early memories data collection: An empirical comparison of the projective yield. Assessment, 3, 63-71.

Sloan, P., Arsenault, L., Hilsenroth, M. J., Handler, L., & Harvill, L. (1996), Rorschach measures of Post-traumatic stress in Persian Gulf War Veterans: A 3-year follow-up. Journal of Personality Assessment, 66, 54-64.

Sloan, P., Arsenault, L., Hilsenroth, M. J., & Harvill, L. (1996), Assessment of non-combat, war-related Post-traumatic stress symptomatology: Validity of the PK, PS and IES scales. Assessment, 3, 37-41.

Hilsenroth, M., Handler, L., & Blais, M. (1996), Assessment of Narcissistic Personality Disorder: A Multimethod Review. Clinical Psychology Review, 16, 655-684.

Wagner, E., Wagner, C., Hilsenroth, M. & Fowler, C. (1995), A taxonomy of Rorschach autisms with implications for differential diagnosis among thinking disordered patients. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 51, 290-293.

Sloan, P., Arsenault, L., Hilsenroth, M. J., & Harvill, L. (1995), Use of the Mississippi Scale for Combat Related PTSD in detecting war-related, non-combat, stress symptomatology. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 51, 799-801.

Sloan, P., Arsenault, L., Hilsenroth, M. J., Harvill, L., & Handler, L. (1995), Rorschach measures of Post-traumatic stress in Persian Gulf War Veterans. Journal of Personality Assessment, 64, 397-414.

Sivec, H. J., Hilsenroth, M. J, & Lynn, S. J. (1995), The impact of simulating borderline personality disorder on the MMPI-2: A costs-benefits model employing base rates. Journal of Personality Assessment, 64, 295-311.

Hilsenroth, M., Handler, L., Toman, K., & Padawer, J. (1995), Rorschach and MMPI-2 indices of early psychotherapy termination. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 63, 956-965. [Abstracted in Clinician’s Research Digest (May, 1996), 14 (5), pg.2].

Hilsenroth, M. J. & Handler, L. (1995), Graduate students' experiences, interests and attitudes about learning the Rorschach. Journal of Personality Assessment, 64, 243-257.

Hibbard, S., Hilsenroth, M., Klesper-Hibbard, J., & Nash, M. (1995), A validity study of two projective object representation measures. Psychological Assessment, 7, 432-439.

Fowler, C., Hilsenroth, M., & Handler, L. (1995), Early memories: An exploration of theoretically derived queries and their clinical utility. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 59, 79-98.

Sivec, H. J., & Hilsenroth, M. J. (1994), The use of the Hand Test with children and adolescents: A review. School Psychology Review, 23, 526-545.

Hilsenroth, M. J., Fowler, C., Sivec, H. J., & Waehler, C. A. (1994), Concurrent and discriminant validity between the Hand Test pathology score and MMPI-2. Assessment, 1, 111-113.

Hilsenroth, M. J., Hibbard, S., Nash, M. R., & Handler, L. (1993), A Rorschach study of narcissism, defense, and aggression in Borderline, Narcissistic, and Cluster C personality disorders. Journal of Personality Assessment, 60(2), 346-361.

Waehler, C., Rasch, M., Sivec, H., & Hilsenroth, M. (1992), Establishing a placement index for behaviorally disturbed children using the Hand Test. Journal of Personality Assessment, 58, 537-547.

Wagner, E. E., Hilsenroth, M. J., & Sivec, H. J. (1990), Raw scores vs. percentage conversions in factorial solutions for projective test variables. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 71, 827-831.

Hilsenroth, M.J., & Sivec, H.J. (1990), Relationships between Hand Test variables and maladjustment in school children. Journal of Personality Assessment, 55, 344-349.

Sivec, H.J., Hilsenroth, M.J., & Wagner, E.E. (1989), Correlation's between Hand Test variables and intelligence for public school students. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 69, 241-242.


Invited Presentation/Lecture

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Hilsenroth, M. (2013, October). Beyond the Brand: What Makes Psychotherapy Work? (Plenary Session). North American Society for Psychotherapy Research, Memphis, TN.

Hilsenroth, M. (2013, May). Adherence and Competence Measurement. Department of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Hilsenroth, M. (2012, September). Key Note Address (Lezione Magistrale): How to Make Practical Use of Therapeutic Alliance Research in Your Clinical Work (Come Rendere Operative Le Scoperte Delle Ricerche Sull' Alleanza Terapeutica Nella Practica Clinica). Society for Psychotherapy Research - Italia (IX Congresso Nazionale SPR Italia), Salerno, Italy.

Hilsenroth, M., Machado, P., Muran, C., Hayes, J., & Shahar, G. (2012, June). Landscape of the Psychotherapy Literature: View from Editor’s Desk. Society for Psychotherapy Research, Virginia Beach, VA.

Hilsenroth, M. (2011, February). In Session Focus on the Patient-Therapist Relationship: A Mixed Method Exploration of Research & Practice. Department of Psychiatry, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY.

Hilsenroth, M. (2010, February). Clinician Interventions Related to Alliance During Initial Interview & Psychological Assessment. Psychology Department, Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY.

Hilsenroth, M. (2009, November). Clinician Interventions Related to Alliance During Psychological Assessment and Across Treatment. Tennessee Psychological Association, Nashville, TN.


Honors and Accomplishments

2009 Elected as Fellow, Division of Psychoanalysis (39), American Psychological Association

2008 Elected as Fellow, Division of Psychotherapy (29), American Psychological Association

2008 Elected as Fellow, American Psychological Association

2008 Adelphi University, Excellence in Faculty Teaching Award Nominee -Derner Institute (Student Nominated)

2007 Adelphi University, Excellence in Faculty Scholarship and Creative Work Award

2005 Society for Psychotherapy Research, Early Career Award

2004 Division of Psychotherapy (29), American Psychological Association, Krasner Early Career Award for Contributions to Psychotherapy, Psychology and the Division of Psychotherapy.

2002 Elected as Fellow, Society for Personality Assessment

2002 Walter G. Klopfer Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Literature in Personality Assessment. Awarded by the Society for Personality Assessment.

2001 Diplomate, American Board of Assessment Psychology (ABAP).

1997-98 Early Career Fellowship, The American Psychoanalytic Association

1995-96 Clinical Fellow, Harvard Medical School

1992 Society for Personality Assessment, Samuel T. and Anne G. Beck Award for Excellence in Early Career Research in the Field of Personality Assessment.

Professional Activities

2011-2016 Editor, Psychotherapy

2009-2011 Editorial Board, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
2007-2010 Editorial Board, Journal of Loss and Trauma
2006-2007 Editorial Board, The Clinical Supervisor
2005-2010 Editorial Board, Psychotherapy
2005-2006 Editorial Board, Stress, Trauma, and Crisis: An International Journal
2002-2012 Editorial Board, Psychotherapy Research
2002-2005 Associate Editor, Journal of Personality Assessment
2000-2002 Editorial Board, Journal of Personality Assessment

2003-2006 Ad Hoc Member/Reviewer, NIMH ITV Committee

2004-present Member & List Serve Co-Moderator, Association for Psychodynamic Research

2007-2010 Member-At-Large, Section VI (Research), Division of Psychoanalysis (39), American Psychological Association

2002-2005 Member, Ad Hoc Executive Committee for Research Associates of the American Psychoanalytic Association (RAAPA).

1999-2002 Representative-At-Large, Society for Personality Assessment Board of Trustees, Chair – Student Development

1997-2004 Member, Rorschach Research Council (Rorschach Workshops)

Licenses & Certifications

New York State Psychologist
Diplomate, American Board of Assessment Psychology (ABAP)